Hector takes the next step on his brighter and better new life
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A dog whose were teeth were filed down with an electric grinder to be used as bait to train fighting puppies is on the road to a better life as he settles into a home with his new foster carer.
Hector stole hearts when he was featured in national newspapers and across social media after he was found running scared in the Fengate area of Peterborough and taken to Ravenswood Pet Rescue two weeks ago.
He was in the group’s kennels but is now in a foster home in the Fens.
A spokesman for Ravenswood said: “Hector is doing better than we could ever have expected.
“His new foster career has been coming down all the time to get to know him, walk him and build trust.
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“It is still early days but the future looks good for Hector.”
The cross breed dog was found with virtually no teeth, attack marks on his neck and head and very timid.
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League Against Cruel Sports CEO Eduardo Gonçalves said: “Dog fighting is abhorrent. If anyone thinks dog fighting is a thing of the past, then sadly they are wrong.
“Dogs are being bred and sold specifically for fighting, pet animals are being used to provide a steady supply of torture victims for cruel training exercises where they are tethered down or used as dangling ‘bait’ for dogs being trained to fight for ‘fun’.”
• Donations for Hector’s veterinary care can be made direct to Best Friend’s Vets in March or Terrington Veterinary Surgery.
• Donations for the work of Ravenswood Pet Rescue can be made on their website.
• Anyone who suspects dog fighting is urged to call Police or the League’s confidential Animal Crimewatch line on 01483 361 108.
• Sign the League Against Cruel Sports petition here.